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Gateway, Highlands selected for Catholic High School Honor Roll
Gateway Academy and The Highlands School were named to the Catholic High School Honor Roll for 2006. This was the third time Gateway received this honor.

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The Honor Roll is an independent project of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, an international research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich.  A national advisory board composed of Catholic college presidents and noted Catholic scholars makes the selections. For more on Acton, please go to

The Catholic High School Honor Roll recognizes the top 50 high schools in the nation that excel in the areas of academics, Catholic identity, and civic education.

Gateway Executive Director Larry Hofstetter acknowledged the outstanding performances by both students and staff in obtaining the Acton award. 

Gateway Academy is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is celebrating 15 years of educational leadership. Gateway Academy was founded by a lay board of directors and implements the educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ. Currently, over 170 schools, 30 institutes of higher education and 15 universities throughout the world, implement the same philosophy of education as Gateway, educating over 115,000 students. 

For The Highlands School, this was the second year making the honor roll.  In addition, The Highlands was chosen as a “Category Leader” in the area of civic education.  A list of the top 50 schools, along with lists of the top 25 schools in each category, please go to

“I am grateful that we have been recognized once again by the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States.  I congratulate the teachers, staff, students and parents for their hard work and commitment to Catholic education.  Our mission is to form integral Christian leaders and this award verifies that we are among the best in the nation for combining Catholic identity with academic excellence and civic education.”  Michelle Reiff, principal of The Highlands School, stated.

The Highlands School, operated by the Legionaries of Christ ( is located in Irving, next door to the University of Dallas



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